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Old 01-07-2015, 03:15 PM
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TOBU Ping

Thoughts on the new disc? A new disc with a tracking device!

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Here is the infomercial on youtube....
http://youtu.be/saiLhc5PFj4
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:46 PM
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It's been said before. Why would a company, that's in the business of selling discs, want to help you find lost discs?
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:52 PM
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Thoughts on the new disc? A new disc with a tracking device!
According to TOBU, it's a "disk"

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Old 01-07-2015, 03:55 PM
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^^ I saw that on Facebook. How does this get to production with the word Disk on it. Major fail.
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Old 01-07-2015, 03:57 PM
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They left out a very important thing if they want me to contribute to their kickstarter. What kind of disc is it? Speed? Stability?
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Old 01-07-2015, 04:29 PM
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It should be designed to attach to any existing disk, oops disc. You can't spell disc and you are an epic failure. Sorry TOBU.
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:11 PM
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So, am I wrong in thinking that this may be illegal? Just because tracking devices can be PDGA legal doesn't mean they are, correct? To me, sticking a wad of gum on the bottom of a disc is illegal so why wouldn't this be?
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Old 01-07-2015, 05:51 PM
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That is one fat rim, good lord.

If they can get PDGA approval, then good on them. Otherwise, it's $30 for a speculative piece of fun. I'd rather throw something slower and land in the fairway, though.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:04 PM
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So, am I wrong in thinking that this may be illegal? Just because tracking devices can be PDGA legal doesn't mean they are, correct? To me, sticking a wad of gum on the bottom of a disc is illegal so why wouldn't this be?
From their kickstarter page...

Meets PDGA Standards!

We were the driving force behind the recent PDGA technical standards change! (Discs can now have electronics attached and still be used in tournament play.) Ping has been designed with these standards in mind so that it can be used by both the pros and enthusiasts alike. The PING disc is currently pending approval.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:22 PM
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So, am I wrong in thinking that this may be illegal? Just because tracking devices can be PDGA legal doesn't mean they are, correct? To me, sticking a wad of gum on the bottom of a disc is illegal so why wouldn't this be?
PDGA specs were revised too allow technological advances like this in discs last year I believe. It opened the door to ideas like this and here it's what we get.
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